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200 Jobs Lift DC's Homeless Residents Out of Poverty

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Every week a steady flow of job seekers arrives at the new Wisconsin Avenue office of AimHire. Friendship Place launched the job placement program in ...

Why YOU Need to Unleash Your Inner Fundraiser

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Most of us are raised with definite ideas about money. We're told that asking for money is taboo and that it makes people uncomfortable. Many of us ar...

Solving veteran homelessness in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...

Charity Helps Homeless In Posh NY Area

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.27.2012 | Impact

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- It's not so easy to spot the homeless in the Hamptons in the summer, when celebrity A-listers fly in by helicopter and Wall Street ...

REPORT: Overall U.S. Homeless Rate Steady, But Veteran Homelessness Declines

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government and local communities...

Jason Cherkis

No Sign Of Paul Ryan At Soup Kitchens, Shelters In His Own District

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's awkward visit last week to a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen made national headlines and has been the butt of late-night...

Janell Ross

In One U.S. City, Budget Cuts Leave Homeless Without Bathrooms, Water Overnight

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

Faced with a $200 million deficit accumulated over the past five years, Sacramento, Calif., like many other struggling municipalities, is severely cut...

City Official Suggests Homeless Take Cabs To Overnight Shelters

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

The head of the city's Department of Family and Support Services is under fire Tuesday after suggesting that homeless Chicagoans should take cabs to o...

BEYOND BROKE: City Cuts Overnight Emergency Service For The Homeless

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Owing to their homeless program's state funding being cut in half, the city's Department of Family and Support Services announced Tuesday that they ha...

Court Program Helps Homeless Get Clean Slate

Detroit Free Press | L. L. Brasier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Timothy Payne was facing several hundred dollars in traffic fines, and unable to get his driver's license back because of them. Already teetering on ...

Homeless People In San Diego Compete In Triathlon (VIDEO)

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

Six participants, racing in two teams of three people, were the first homeless women and men from St. Vincent de Paul Village to join in the triathlon.

Homelessness Myth #13: 'Please Don't Feed Our Bums!'

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

I interviewed housed and unhoused members of the OB Community to get their reaction to the "Please Don't Feed Our Bums!" sticker. Representative samplings of their comments follow.

Homeless World Cup Inspires Thousands To Re-Enter Society Through Soccer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A growing trend is helping get homeless people off the streets and back into society -- like seemingly everything else in the last few weeks, it has t...